The Edmond Sun

March 13, 2014

Don B. Davis


EDMOND —     Don B. Davis, 84, of Edmond, Okla. was born February 3, 1930, in Quitaque, Texas, and departed this life March 10, 2014 in Edmond. He was the son of Homer A. and Ulus B. (Newman) Davis.

    Don married Edna “Faye” Garrett of Lawton, Okla. on August 14, 1951. He and Faye had 63 beautiful years together. Their only child, Greg, preceded Don in death in 2011. Faye and Greg meant the world to Don and he was a devoted husband and father.

    Don served in the United States Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 1971 as Chief Master Sergeant. He then went on to serve as a ROTC instructor at Warner Robins AFB, Georgia, and eventually transferred to teach ROTC at Edmond High School until his second retirement in 1991.

    Don was a lifelong OU fan who helped his son, Greg, run the Sooner Schooner store in Norman, Okla.

    In addition to his son Greg, he was also preceded in death by Greg’s wife, Terri Lois Christian, who passed away in 2005, and Greg’s second wife, Shawnda, who passed away in 2010.

    He is survived by his wife Faye, of Edmond; brother Larry Davis and his wife Judy, of Fort Worth, Texas; sister Mariann Russell of Lake Charles, La.; two grandchildren, Michael Mason of Norman and Courtney Jewett of Fort Worth; six great-grandchildren, and numerous members of his extended family.

    Lunch will be served at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E. Memorial Road, Edmond. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, Mark Taylor officiating.

    Mr. Davis will receive full military honors at the graveside in the Memorial Park Cemetery 13400 N. Kelley, Oklahoma City.

    Donations may be made in memory of Don to his favorite ministry, In Search of the Lord’s Way. http://www.searchtv.org/formdonation.html